Causeway floods affect traffic along Lamahi-Tulsipur road

- Post Report, Dang

Aug 5, 2016-

People in Dang have been facing difficulty travelling through Lamahi-Tulsipur road during monsoon due to flood-swollen rivers and streams. 

The road passes through 10 rivers and streams, but none of them have a bridge. Vehicles have to pass through causeways, which get submerged in raging torrents during rainy season. Crossing the flooded rivers and streams can be dangerous, especially for small vehicles. A micro-bus was swept away by the raging Gwar stream a few days ago.

Superintendent of Police Dhiraj Pratap Singh said vehicles getting trapped while crossing flooded causeways along the road are common during monsoon.

Although the Division Road Office (DRO) in Dang had initiated works to construct bridges at Babai, Katuwa, Gujre, Patre and Sankram streams several years ago, 

all projects suffered delays owing to lack of construction materials, said Jyandra Prasad Paudel, the DRO acting chief.   

Transportation workers, however, claimed that the delay was caused because the DRO has issued the contracts to build several bridges to a single firm.


Galyang-Pidikhola road blocked for past two weeks

SYANGJA: The Galyang-Pidikhola road in Syangja has been obstructed due to the landslides for the past 15 days. Locals said the landslides have occurred in at least 20 places, rendering the road impassable. They have been compelled to travel by foot to get from one place to another. 


12 micro hydels destroyed

BAGLUNG: The people living in western part of Baglung have been forced to spend their nights in dark after floods and landslides destroyed 12 micro-hydropower projects in the district recently. Chairman of the RCD Micro Hydropower Chitra Bahadur Bhandari said floods and landslides have destroyed properties worth millions of rupees in the past couple of days. Power has been disrupted in many places, forcing people to rely on oil lamps and candles at night.


School building buried

MYAGDI: A landslide buried the building of Saraswoti Primary School at Dana VDC-2 in Myagdi on Thursday. Kamala KC, the school headmaster, said they had to evacuate the children in the middle of the class as the landslide started in the afternoon. Locals said the landslide has also posed threat to the village.  


Rasuwagadhi border obstructed 

RASUWA: Traffic at Rasuwagadhi border point has been obstructed due to a landslide at Kerung in China. Police said the landslide at Thongas has blocked the road. Chinese officials have said that it would take at least three days for the traffic to resume. A few days ago, Pasang Lhamu Highway was blocked for five days due to the landslides. 


Two drown 

BIRATNAGAR: Two persons drowned in separate incidents of flood in Morang and Sunsari in the last 24 hours. Police said 68-year-old woman drowned in a drain at Sundar Dulari  in Morang on Wednesday evening. In Sunsari, a 12-year-old girl from Barahachhetra-6 drowned in Koshi River, said police.  (PR)

Published: 05-08-2016 11:41

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